In this week’s installment of our now weekly feature “We Told You So: The 2014 Fall of Wayne Coyne,” we're going to take a look a Tinsel Dick's (that's New Wayne Coyne's nickname) cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" with Miley Cyrus at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
Yeah, that happened last night while you should have been watching Game of Thrones, Silicone Valley, Mad Men or just about anything else. The song was actually performed at an arena in England and streamed live to a horrified audience that had just witnessed a computer hologram of a child molester sing and dance.
Check it out:
Hey, that wasn't too bad. In fact, it was kind of decent, which means Wayne Coyne probably didn't have anything to do with it. It's not like he performed Strawberry Fields Forever with Yoko Ono or anything. Then again, there have been about 432,000 covers of Beatles' songs over the years and most of them aren't "too bad." That's because it's a fucking Beatles' song. You have a better chance of improperly cooking a Hot Pocket than messing up something they wrote. Hell, Pink Pony could put out a Beatles' cover album and it would be probably be decent. Just kidding. I'm taking things too far.
Of course, that's just my opinion. The reviews online were pretty mixed. Some people enjoyed the performance, while others – most of them Miley Cyrus fans – hated it and want Wayne Coyne to die:
And you thought we were critical of Wayne Coyne. Jesus Christ. Did they just purchase Zaireeka or something?
Anyway, that was just a sampling of the negative feedback Wayne received, but I'd like to stress that not all comments were that mean. As I mentioned, there were lots of Miley Cyrus fans who seemed to enjoy the performance. Then again, they'd probably like it if Miley Cyrus and Fred Durst performed Nookie backed by a symphony of vuvuzela players, so I'm not sure their opinion matters.
p.s. - Here's Wayne's first attempt to capitalize off teen pop culture for fame and fortune. For some reason, it seems a little more genuine and cool and ridiculous. Of course, I've grown up since then. Tinsel Dick sure hasn't.